Prosecutors recommend 27-year prison sentence for health clinic CEO

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Prosecutors have recommended Jonathan Dunning, the former CEO of Birmingham (Ala.) Health Care and Central Alabama Comprehensive Health in Tuskegee, serve 27 years in prison for his role in a fraud scheme, according to AL.com.

In June, a federal jury convicted Mr. Dunning of diverting $14 million in federal funding to private companies he formed to contract with the two clinics he led. According to the Department of Justice, after leaving his post as CEO in 2008, Mr. Dunning continued to exercise control over the two nonprofit health clinics and diverted government funds meant for the clinics to his own for-profit companies.

Mr. Dunning was convicted of 62 counts of wire fraud, 33 counts of money laundering and two counts of bank fraud. A jury also found him guilty of one count of conspiracy, finding that he conspired with another person to commit wire fraud, bank fraud and money laundering.

Mr. Dunning is scheduled to be sentenced Friday, according to the report.  

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